Survivor Stories

#POWERofONE

Every minute, one woman is diagnosed with cancer in the United States.

That’s one mother. One daughter. One wife.

These are the stories of women who have fought cancer. They give us HOPE

One More Step…

Imagine you are climbing Mt. Everest. You are at an elevation of 25,000 feet. You run out of oxygen. What do you do next? You take one step forward. You keep going. It is the only thing to do. Maybe it is a similar feeling when a person is diagnosed with cancer – terror. Maybe

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Empowering Our Team…

On February 17, 2018, Liz Fenton and her sons participated in the 2nd annual Kay Yow Cancer Fund Celebration Run/Walk. Wearing a pink cowboy hat that was given to all of the survivors in attendance, Liz ran the 4K route, doing her best to keep up with her sons.  Liz crossed the line with her

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Cancer Never Stood a Chance…

As easy as it is for those who have not experienced a cancer diagnosis first hand to immediate call to mind a level of fear, it may be equally difficult to imagine an immediate, personalized and realistic reaction. What goes through a person’s mind when the doctor says, “it’s cancer…and there is a lot of

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One Woman at a Time…

When Coach Yow envisioned the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, she saw it wrapped around the amazing movement that is Play4Kay.  11 years later, we unpack the affects of Play4Kay and the true impact, the ripple effect, is staggering. The obvious impact? Raising money for research. $7.53 million has been awarded so far, and we are

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This is OUR team…this is why we Play.

At this point, the list of things that Coach Yow knew is very long. And it grows each day. Today is day 9 of the 2018 Play4Kay official window. Today’s realization: Coach Yow envisioned Play4Kay as she did because she knew teams would accomplish more than individuals. So true. More to the point, she knew

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The Sound of Hope…

If you listen to Angel Elderkin’s heart, it likely sounds like the steady bounce of a basketball. She is a coach. Her players, her staff, are family. Basketball is life. The ball bounces. They say when you have a life-threatening experience, you see your life flash in front of your eyes. If that is the

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The Untold Stories…

The stories of survival are all important. Piece by piece we learn how to fight, how to find life, how to construct hope. Inevitably there are aspects of each story that stand out. The first thing that stands out in the story of Jazz Perazic is that she admits she took gambles with her health.

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Shining Through…

Her voice is strong. It is the sort of strong that comes from a deep trust, a trust that is grounded in faith. But it is not just her voice that is strong. When she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in May 2017, Brenda Yates had the myriad of emotions that come with

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